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Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Poland 2011

Just back from Poland [Bialowieza & Brebrza marshes]. The numbers of dragonflies out there were amazing. I estimate that at one site there were over a 1000 Downy Emeralds. Unfortunately I didn't take my net, so I couldn't catch and ID the damselflies.
Banded Demosielle
Beautiful Demosielle
Common Blue Damselfy
Azure Damselfly
Common Emerald Damselfly
Red-eyed Damselfly
Brilliant Emerald
Downy Emerald
Yellow-spotted Emerald
Black-tailed Skimmer
Keeled Skimmer
Blue Chaser
Broad-bodied Chaser
Four-spotted Chaser
Yellow-spotted Whiteface
Ruby Whiteface
Green-eyed Hawker
Ruddy Darter


Paul Parsons said...

Decent list Dave, nice one.

Mark Hipkin said...

Much like the Neath Canal on a good day! Sounds like an amazing area, with the odd Hobby I would imagine?

Meriwether said...

Poland is brilliant for Odonata, amongst others. While we were there, eastern Poland was experiencing a heatwave [80+] and the numbers of dragonflies were incredible. Unfortunately the mosquitos and other biting insects were also numerous too. I did see several other smaller damsels, but couldn't get a positive ID, through lack of a net.

Meriwether said...

Forgot Large Red Damsel.